AT&T Signs Deal With Fon To Share Wi-Fi Hotspots For Travelers In The U.S. & Abroad
AT&T has officially announced that it has now reached an agreement with international Wi-Fi operator, Fon, to share wireless hotspots between the two service providers for travellers both in the U.S. and overseas.
For those unaware, Fon operates a subscription-only network of thousands of user-shared Wi-Fi hotspots internationally, and now that the Wi-Fi operator has formed a partnership with AT&T, all of the U.S. carriers customers will have access to all of Fon’s Wi-Fi locations. In addition, the deal will also enable Fon’s subscribers to log-on to any of AT&T’s 30,000 high-speed Wi-Fi points across the U.S. free of charge.
In order to be eligible for the new “international Wi-Fi” service, you will need to download the official AT&T Wi-Fi International application from Google Play, and be an AT&T customer paying for a minimum if 300MB of international roaming data per month.
The full press release can be read below:
AT&T and Fon today announced a global Wi-Fi roaming agreement that will give customers of both companies a broader and richer Wi-Fi experience as they travel the globe.
Via the AT&T Wi-Fi International App, AT&T customers traveling abroad can now gain access to hundreds of thousands of Fon international hotspots. In turn, Fon network members will gain access toAT&T’s Wi-Fi network, which includes more than 30,000 hotspots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers throughout the United States. The agreement covers smartphones and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, which will connect seamlessly to select hotspots in both the AT&T and Fon networks.
“We are thrilled to team with AT&T to expand the Fon network in the United States,” said Nina Sodhi, CEO, Fon US. “AT&T is a communications pioneer and U.S. Wi-Fi leader, and we are happy to be an important part of their global Wi-Fi strategy.”
“Our agreement with Fon further expands our international Wi-Fi footprint making it easier for AT&T customers to stay connected to what matters most during their travels abroad,” said JR Wilson, Vice President, Partnerships and Alliances, AT&T Mobility.